My Treo

Bob FranquizUncategorized

I'm deeply upset! I dropped my Treo 650 the other day and the screen cracked in half. I'm not a happy camper right now. I'm using a replacement phone right now that is a real piece of crap! Although it does say nice things when you turn it off: it says, "Be Safe and be courteous." While I appreciate the positive sentiment, I can't wait to get my phone back from the repair shop...

Hello Nano!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Yes, I'm loving the look of the new ipod nano. I'm giving my subtle hints ( including this post by the way) about what I want for my birthday (which is in less than a month for those wishing to send a cash gift). I'm looking to upgrade my ipod, but I want to hear from those that actually have one. Please tell me the good, the bad, and the ugly, because I'm very close to putting at the top of my official birthday want list...

The Pennant Race heats up!

Bob FranquizUncategorized

There's 7 games to go and the Red Sox and Yankees are tied for the lead in the American League East.  Oh, and they play each other this weekend for the last 3 games of the season!  So here's the question: who wins it?  And by how many games?  Let's see who gets it right... I'll tell you what I think once I hear from you (you might be surprised)... By the way, this is the stuff that makes Baseball America's pastime. There's no better sport on the planet! Update: I just finished watching the game today (saturday 10/1) and ... Read More

Happy Birthday Calvary Fort Lauderdale

Bob FranquizChurch

This weekend Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale is celebrating 20 years of ministry here in South Florida.  I can't even begin to talk about how much this church and Bob Coy as a person has blessed me.  I showed up at Calvary Chapel having been a Christian for 2 weeks and they taught me how to walk with God.  For that, I am forever grateful.  They were crazy enough to hire me to run their Bible College and I spent 4 wonderful years on staff there before God called us to start Calvary Fellowship.  Bob is my Pastor, my hero and ... Read More

Simplify!

Bob FranquizChurch

As of late, the word that has been rattling in my brain is the word "Simplify!" I'm realizing at church that we can't do everything in the world and do it well, but if we simplify we can do the most important things well. Too many times, especially when we are starting our churches, we want to offer everything and be just like the big church down the road. Well, I decided enough as enough. We did the unthinkable and started cutting out things that we felt we couldn't do with excellence. I have to tell you, it felt great! ... Read More

Is it too early to think about Christmas?

Bob FranquizChurch

It's September, but we're already staring to think about the Christmas season. We're planning our Christmas series, but if you haven't noticed December 25th is on a Sunday. So I'd like some input from all of you: What is your church planning to do? Have church. Don't have church. Christmas eve, but no Christmas day. Just to throw something else into the mix, what are your doing on New Year's Day (Which is the next Sunday)? I'd love to hear your thoughts...

Name that Movie

Bob FranquizUncategorized

Remember: No googling or using of any tools outside of your own memory banks! Enjoy... "Who are you who is so wise in the ways of science?"

I appreciate it…

Bob FranquizChurch

Every year we have an appreciation dinner for everyone that serves in the church in some capacity.  This year we decided to do something different.  We wanted to appreciate them with the whole church there.  So we did our appreciation at our annual church picnic.  So we rolled out a red carpet and cheered for all of our volunteers.  We had 115 people that we were recognizing for their faithful service.  That was awesome!  We gave everyone a certificate of appreciation and a Starbuck's style coffee mug with our church logo on it (The kind they sell for like $25).  ... Read More

5 Years…

Bob FranquizChurch

Well, we finally celebrated 5 years as a church on Sunday (I feel like that's all I've been talking about lately), and it was great.  Going to 2 services went great as our team just did an amazing job making it happen.  Then we had our annual church picnic afterwards and I was so shocked by the hundreds of people that were there. I was with our youth playing a game of kickball, and as I was in centerfield I took a look around.  There were so many people there that I started to get overwhelmed by all that God ... Read More

That’s Life!

Bob FranquizChurch

We kicked off a brand new series called "Life", in which we are looking Solomon's life as told in Ecclesiastes.  It went great. The message was enetitled, "That's Life."  The main point we are working from is that "God wants to add life to your years".  Solomon wasted so many years of his life only to realize this truth when he was close to the end of the journey.  We designed the whole theatre to look like "the game of life" and it looked amazing.  Carey put together an amazing video that set up the message perfectly and our worship ... Read More